North West houses without power

2013-03-13 14:50
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Johannesburg - Forty houses in Madibeng local municipality had their electricity disconnected without receiving the requisite notice, AfriForum claimed on Wednesday.

The civic organisation's Hartbeestpoort branch chairperson Eunice Serfontein said the municipality should have given the residents 14 days' notice.

"The electricity had been cut in spite of proof delivered by AfriForum members that their accounts were settled in full," she said in a statement.

Municipal spokesperson Frederick Komane could not immediately verify AfriForum's claims and could not immediately comment on the matter.

Serfontein said if the power was not restored within 12 hours, AfriForum would consider approaching the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria with an urgent application.

It would also consider holding the responsible officials accountable in their personal capacities.

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